View Profile Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.
Online dating websites offer a variety of methods on how to search for a mate.
OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.
These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.
They tend to attract a wide variety of members with personal goals that range from a casual fling to a serious lifelong relationship.